a midsummer night’s dream…

…in visual form.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream XVII (after William Shakespeare), 2001 watercolor, fruit juice, aquaba paper, collage, mustard seed, xerography, rag paper on canvas 106.7 x 122 cm

Excerpt from GO SEE ART: “[This image is from] the show…called “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History.” Tim Rollins started what he called the “Art and Knowledge Workshop” in South Bronx, a place known for its poverty and violence, for at-risk kids who called themselves “Kids of Survival” or K.O.S. The idea was to read important literature…and make art from its seeded themes. The film [shown at the show] concerned a specific group of these at-risk kids, who would cycle through as they moved on to (hopefully) bigger and better things. With each book, they would take every page and paste them in order on the canvas. That was almost always the foundation. Tim was rough with the kids in a way that worked. He held them responsible for their own education, an education the he helped them achieve.”

PS: Happy 100th post, doubletake!


About abbyrose

Abby is a creative director/graphic designer living in NH who's greatest loves in life include photography, traveling, food, family & friends and laughing (usually while with family and friends over food while traveling and taking photos).
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